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James Snell

James Snell is a writer whose work has appeared in numerous international publications including The Telegraph, Prospect, National Review, NOW News, Middle East Eye and History Today.

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Kirkuk has already exposed Trump's incoherent Iran strategy

17 October, 2017

Comment: In Kirkuk, the US has allowed Iranian proxy forces - recently designated a terrorist group - to openly attack an American ally, highlighting inconsistent US policy, writes James Snell.

Turkey's interests in Syria don't include Idlib's people

11 October, 2017

Comment: Turkish-supported rebel factions in Syria are unlikely to fight al-Qaeda's local franchise, as doing so could benefit the Assad regime, writes James Snell.

The Assad regime is exploiting reconstruction to gain legitimacy

02 October, 2017

Comment: The Assad regime's network of corrupt patronage must not be allowed to use the guise of reconstruction to gain legitimacy, writes James Snell.

The world is wrong to let 'mass-murderer' Assad remain

13 September, 2017

Comment: The world's major powers have agreed to allow Assad to remain, but this agreement is short-sighted, unsustainable and wrong, writes James Snell.

America first, everywhere else second, Afghanistan last

22 August, 2017

Comment: The White House has finally announced a strategy in Afghanistan, but the risk of an outsourced, mercenary approach is not off the cards, writes James Snell.

Why Nazis love Bashar al-Assad

17 August, 2017

Comment: Assad's message of him holding back hordes of enemies and killing 'undesirables' falls on receptive ears in the US' fascist, white supremacist circles, writes James Snell.

Even under Trump, warmer relations with Russia are impossible

07 August, 2017

Comment: During his campaign, Trump often expressed his wish to rekindle relations with Russia after Obama. But while Putin remains in power, that will prove impossible, writes James Snell.

Two American presidents have now undermined Syria's revolution

02 August, 2017

Comment: Trump's withdrawal of the meagre support provided to Syria's rebels will embolden the remnants of the Assad regime, writes James Snell.

US policy towards Iran must address hostage-taking

19 July, 2017

Comment: Trump was right to react to Iranian aggression towards US-trained troops in Syria, but he should not forget the US citizens taken hostage by Iran, writes James Snell.

After election victory, Macron's foreign outlook is hardening

29 May, 2017

Comment: Macron is dogged by claims that his presidential victory had little to do with him, and everything to do with defeating the French far-right, writes James Snell.

Transformed? Trump in Riyadh managed diplomacy and restraint

23 May, 2017

Comment: Many were expecting fireworks from Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia. But he appears to be handling foreign policy far better than affairs on the home front, writes James Snell.

The moderation of Muqtada al-Sadr

09 May, 2017

Comment: Paradoxically, the threat of IS has created a new politics, putting nationalism before sectarianism. James Snell asks if a more moderate Sadr could provide the stability Iraq has lacked?

James Snell
James Snell

James Snell is a writer whose work has appeared in numerous international publications including The Telegraph, Prospect, National Review, NOW News, Middle East Eye and History Today.

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